The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 591 652 461
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -191
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 46 38 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.085% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.33% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 42 38 250
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £137,500 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +12.50%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9587 11470 12931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.21% 25.66% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8062 9343 10397
Median salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +64 8 £100,000 +66.66%
Hayes - 2 £47,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (95.06%) Degree
3 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (79.01%) .NET
5 63 (77.78%) C#
6 56 (69.14%) SQL Server
7 54 (66.67%) Scrum
8 46 (56.79%) TDD
8 46 (56.79%) ASP.NET
8 46 (56.79%) MCAD
9 41 (50.62%) MVC
10 40 (49.38%) MCTS
11 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
11 39 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (38.27%) MCP
14 30 (37.04%) .NET Framework
15 28 (34.57%) Moq
15 28 (34.57%) NUnit
16 27 (33.33%) LINQ
16 27 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
17 26 (32.10%) Computer Science
17 26 (32.10%) BDD
18 25 (30.86%) Web Application Development
18 25 (30.86%) Kanban
18 25 (30.86%) Rhino Mocks
18 25 (30.86%) Games
18 25 (30.86%) NHibernate
18 25 (30.86%) SQL
18 25 (30.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.81%) CMS
2 11 (13.58%) Apache
2 11 (13.58%) Apache Spark
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.70%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.23%) Drupal
7 1 (1.23%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
3 4 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.58%) ReMetrica
2 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.47%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.17%) Office 365
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.47%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.47%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Firewall
1 2 (2.47%) LAN
1 2 (2.47%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) Extranet
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (69.14%) SQL Server
2 27 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (13.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.70%) Power BI
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.47%) MySQL
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.23%) Datazen
9 1 (1.23%) HDInsight
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.23%) Pentaho
9 1 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (34.57%) Moq
1 28 (34.57%) NUnit
2 25 (30.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (19.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 12 (14.81%) JIRA
5 12 (14.81%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.70%) Selenium
7 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 25 (30.86%) Games
2 10 (12.35%) Back Office
3 4 (4.94%) Finance
4 3 (3.70%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (76.54%) Developer
2 46 (56.79%) .NET Developer
3 28 (34.57%) C# Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Games Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Graduate
4 25 (30.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Graduate Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Graduate Games Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Junior
4 25 (30.86%) Junior .NET Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Junior Developer
4 25 (30.86%) Junior Games Developer
5 15 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (14.81%) Architect
6 12 (14.81%) Software Developer
7 11 (13.58%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Apache Spark Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Cassandra Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Python Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (79.01%) .NET
2 46 (56.79%) ASP.NET
3 39 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (37.04%) .NET Framework
5 27 (33.33%) LINQ
6 25 (30.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 25 (30.86%) NHibernate
7 23 (28.40%) HTML
8 20 (24.69%) CSS
9 16 (19.75%) HTML5
10 15 (18.52%) CSS3
11 10 (12.35%) Web Services
12 7 (8.64%) jQuery
13 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
14 5 (6.17%) AppFabric
15 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (4.94%) JSON
15 4 (4.94%) React
16 3 (3.70%) Entity Framework
16 3 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.81%) Mathematics
3 11 (13.58%) Physics
3 11 (13.58%) Reinsurance
4 5 (6.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (6.17%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.17%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.94%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (66.67%) Scrum
3 46 (56.79%) TDD
4 41 (50.62%) MVC
5 36 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (32.10%) BDD
7 25 (30.86%) Kanban
7 25 (30.86%) Web Application Development
8 18 (22.22%) OO
8 18 (22.22%) Presales
9 14 (17.28%) OOD
9 14 (17.28%) RUP
9 14 (17.28%) Web Development
10 12 (14.81%) CRM
10 12 (14.81%) Machine Learning
10 12 (14.81%) MVVM
11 11 (13.58%) Workflow
12 10 (12.35%) Project Management
12 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
12 10 (12.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (77.78%) C#
2 25 (30.86%) SQL
3 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.58%) Python
4 11 (13.58%) Scala
5 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (95.06%) Degree
3 46 (56.79%) MCAD
4 40 (49.38%) MCTS
5 31 (38.27%) MCP
6 15 (18.52%) MCPD
7 3 (3.70%) MCDBA
7 3 (3.70%) MCITP
8 1 (1.23%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) vCloud
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Ansible
1 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.47%) Packer
1 2 (2.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) Actian
3 10 (12.35%) Infragistics
3 10 (12.35%) Telerik
4 7 (8.64%) Oracle
5 5 (6.17%) VMware
6 4 (4.94%) Hitachi
7 3 (3.70%) EPiServer
7 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.47%) Google
8 2 (2.47%) iManage
8 2 (2.47%) LexisNexis
8 2 (2.47%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.23%) Tableau